Starting life in the mid 1800’s, we believe this property was designed and used as part commercial and part residential dwelling, the lower ground floor used for business purposes, the upper levels for living accommodation. The status is still the same today, the lower ground floor utilised as an artist studio (which may at some point in the future be available to purchase). Currently designated a house of Historic Interest on a pretty road in the centre of Rochester’s conservation area, this desirable Victorian house is a short walk from the Castle, Cathedral and all the amenities of Rochester High Street. It is only a five-minute walk from the mainline station, where frequent fast trains leave for London and the coast. The house has been subject to sympathetic restorations throughout, including a new central heating boiler and retains five original working fireplaces. On the first floor, which has views of the Cathedral, are two double bedrooms and a large bathroom. The ground floor has two well proportioned reception rooms, a fitted kitchen with a utility and storeroom to the rear, and a spacious wet room shower with electric under floor heating. To the rear of the property is an attractive and sunny walled courtyard garden with a gate to the parking area which opens onto St Margaret’s Mews. The High Street with its strong association with Charles Dickens, is an historic and architectural delight and offers unusual individually owned shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Love Lane is a prime location close to Rochester town centre. It is ideally situated for a range of schools, private and state including Kings School, Rochester grammar school and the Mathematical school which are all within close proximity. The new mainline station is within a short walk away and has excellent services to Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Victoria and Hi-Speed services to Ebbsfleet, Stratford International and St Pancras International.
Heavy panelled timber door with fanlight, small hall: Original painted flooring
lounge: 14’8 x 11’9, deep original sash window to front, ornate cast iron fire surround with tiled inserts, cast iron grate, slate hearth, low level alcove cupboards, cast iron radiator, painted timber flooring
dining room: 14’8 x 11’8, deep sash window to front, smaller sash window to rear, timber fire surround with tiled back and hearth, cast iron radiator, fitted carpet
inner hall: Fitted carpet, stairs off
wet room/utility room: Two sash windows to rear, wet floor shower area, low level cupboards with low level w.c, concealed cistern, wash basin, towel radiator, tiled floor with under floor heating, space for washing machine
kitchen: 9’4 x 9’1, deep sash window to front, well fitted with beech finish wall and floor storage units, ample worktops, inset stainless steel sink unit, tiled splashback and floor, glazed rear door
first floor landing: Well lit, wide casement windows to rear, deep flank sash window, fitted carpet, cast iron radiator
bathroom: Deep sash flank window, ornate cast iron fire, matching mantle, low level w.c, wash basin on chrome frame, deep bath with mixer taps and shower above, heated towel rail, painted flooring
bedroom one: 14’8 x 11’9, original twin sash windows to front, ornate fire surround, cast iron grate with tiling, painted flooring, access to loft space
bedroom two: 11’8 x 11’7, two original sash windows to front, radiator, fitted carpet, ornate fire surround, cast iron grate, tiled inset
exterior: Side entrance, utility shed housing new combination boiler, space for appliances, shelving. Tiled steps to old brick paved seating area of courtyard garden: Fenced and walled surround, shrub garden, gate to personal parking area.
Lease details: 999 years. Ground rent and service charge tbc.